Stone Bank School
Reaching Out, December 11, 2015
Project Linus 2016
19th Annual Stone Bank Community Tree Lighting
This year the Stone Bank Tree Lighting will be on Saturday, December 12th at 6:00pm. Santa Claus will arrive about 6:15pm to greet the kids and will stay about an hour.
The community tree is located North of Kuhtz's behind the parking lot. There will be hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone to enjoy. The music students from Stone Bank School will be signing Christmas carols before and after the tree is lit. Come and enjoy an evening out while we enter the holiday season.
Gold Star Standard Writers for the month of November
The shinning stars in 6th grade were Calandra Diorio, Jack Justice, Trenton Krogmann, Kevin McNeil, Ellie Miels, Christopher Norcross, and Kat Weber. 7th graders were Olivia Bartman, Joe Brack, Abby Dambeck, Hunter Dichristopher, Ethan Fischer, Zack Graham, Aidan Kennedy, Riley Klokow, Caden Oglan, Jacob Parsons, Sam Schlinsock, Carah Windisch, and Alexxa Vassar.
Congratualtions to all!
Ultimate Christmas Party
Many Stone Bank students and their parents attended the GT Game Night and Parents Evening. This was organized by the Arrowhead Area Gifted and Talented Coordinators on Thursday, November 19th at Richmond School. This was an opportunity for highly able and motivated students as well as their parents where the students were able to play strategy and thinking games as the parents attended discussions with the speakers. AHS students ran the games with the students and the parents and leaders had discussions on: The Growth Mindset by Carol Dweck, Introverts by Susan Cain and a common GT issue: Perfectionism.
Center for Talent Development
Parents: You may be interested in your 3rd-8th grade child take advantage of NUMATS if your child demonstrates advanced aptitude in verbal or math reasoning, consistently demonstrates a high level of performance on demanding coursework or often requests more challenging academic experiences. NUMATS is above grade level testing program that offers EXPLORE, ACT and SAT to students in grades 3-9. These are internationally recognized measures of academic ability. When highly able students take tests meant for older students, instruction can be better adapted to meet their needs, and academic growth can be measured with greater accuracy. The benefits of NUMATS: academic planning and resource options based on test scores, education about GT programs, opportunities to participate in online opportunities with other gifted students and test taking experience.
Please refer to my.ctd.northwestern.edu or call 846-491-3782 ext. 3 to register your child for NUMATS. If you have any questions or concerns about NUMATS, please contact Brigid Harmeyer, GT Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Eighth graders won the Pizza party with over 400 items donated. The Sixth grade brought in more than 300 items and the Seventh grade donated over 125 items. Sixth and Seventh graders will receive either an ice cream sandwich or a icee pop for their participation.
Monday, December 14
· Mad Science 2:35pm-3:35pm
Tuesday, December 15
· 4K holiday program 9:45am and 1:30pm
· Winter concert ~ 5th grade, Band and Middle School Chorus 7th and 8th graders 7:30pm
Wednesday, December 16
· 3rd grade Field trip, First Stage 10:45am-2:15pm
Thursday, December 17
· Bagels with buds, 7:00am, $1.00 for a bagel with topping; $.50 for juice or hot chocolate with whipped topping
· 7:15am Policy meeting
· Geography Bee 8:30am-10:00am
Friday, December 18
*Ugly/Unique Sweater Day
Monday, December 21
· Board of Education meeting 6:00pm
Tuesday, December 22
Christmas Vacation December 23 thru January 1
Merry Christmas and have a safe and Happy New Year!!